Author Archives: Stan Lynde

About Stan Lynde

I'm Stan Lynde, author ofTo Kill a Copper Kingand six other Merlin Fanshaw western novels. Thanks for stopping by! Back in the days of the early west, when cabin doors were secured from within by heavy bars, absent settlers offered hospitality to the occasional visitor. A leather thong attached to the bar inside the cabin was extended outside through a hole in the door. A pull on the thong lifted the bar inside and allowed the visitor to enter. This practice led to a western phrase of welcome which I extend to you here at my "cyber ranch," the latch string is always out. Come on in; let me show you around!

A Letter from Moses

Charlton Heston was my friend. We met only once, for a few hours at his Beverly Hills home. A dozen letters, a phone call or two, and a score of Christmas cards mark the full extent of our communication. And … Continue reading

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I Tell Stories

I tell stories. I tell sad stories, glad stories, best-you-ever-had stories; stories of then and stories of now, stories of when and stories of how. But mostly I tell stories of the American West and of the people who lived … Continue reading

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